Black / African-American Therapists in Texas

Finding a Black therapist can be one of the most important factors that Black therapy seekers look for in a provider. Therapy seekers may find that they feel more comfortable seeing Black therapists who understand their unique societal, personal, familial, and professional experiences, and that they have a greater shared foundation with Black therapists on which to discuss intimate topics in therapy.

Below are Black and African-American therapists in Texas. They specialize in a range of issues, including anxiety, depression, relationship issues, self-esteem, trauma, and multicultural therapy. All therapists have been vetted by the Zencare team to ensure they offer high quality, clinically rigorous care.

Find a therapist who matches what you are looking for, watch their introductory video, and book a free initial consultation to find a great fit!


Bianca  Busch

Bianca Busch

Online Sessions, TX

Accepting new clients online
Out-of-pocket-fees: $400 per session

Hello! It is an honor to witness, and keep confident, the stories of my patients while working with them on their healing journeys. I have world-renowned training in evidence-based management of common psychiatric illnesses, which include the use of lifestyle modifications, therapy, and medications. Let’s work together to elevate your life!


Nkem  Kelly

Nkem Kelly

Online Sessions, TX

6201 Bonhomme Road, Houston, TX, 77036

Accepting new clients in-person & online
Out-of-pocket-fees: $120 per session

In my personal and professional experience, people walk around wearing invisible masks- we all put on a "brave face" so as not to be judged in our daily interactions. When asked, "How are your doing today?" The expected response is, "I'm fine." or "I'm doing great, how about you?" Question: Are we really fine everyday? Let's talk about what's underneath the "I'm fine." Working with me, we get to take off our masks and be our true selves. I welcome the opportunity to work with you to explore who you are, who you are becoming, and what your personal, professional, and relationship goals are. I also look forward to growing with you as we both exercise our mental muscle towards a better version of ourselves.


Ryan  Robinson

Ryan Robinson

Online Sessions, TX

Waitlist available online
Out-of-pocket-fees: $220 per session

I believe the therapeutic relationship is an important factor in the process of reaching your therapeutic goals. This is why a primary focus of mine is to build a strong therapeutic alliance with support, validation and acceptance. It is through building a trusting relationship that we can begin the process of deepening the therapeutic work. I strive to create a safe and warm environment where individuals can begin to identify, challenge and eventually change maladaptive relational patterns.

I also believe that our life and cultural experiences, especially our earliest ones, are fundamental in shaping the way we view ourselves and others. It is essential to understand my patient's cultural identity (i.e., race, gender, gender identity, sexuality, class) and how it has shaped their development. Often negative life experiences can create problematic ways of coping and a skewed perception of who we are in the world. This can lead to a variety of issues related to anxiety, depression, shame, rejection, stress, relationship issues, identity development, grief/loss, and sexual intimacy.


Allahna  Kaj

Allahna Kaj

Online Sessions, TX

10127 Middle Fiskville Road, Austin, TX, 78753

Insurances: Aetna, Blue Cross Blue Shield, Cigna, Medicare, United Healthcare
Accepting new clients in-person & online
Out-of-pocket-fees: $45 per session

Life is a gift, a song waiting to be sung. But life can be hard. Whether it’s a lifetime of bad breaks, heart-rending losses, crippling anxiety or you’re looking to occupy your place in the sun, we can encourage new skills and a mindset to thrive. Building a rich and meaningful life means taking a risk. As your ally, I take that risk with you. I help make your growth simple--not effortless, but simple and achievable..

I base my work on a deep belief in the power of the therapeutic relationship. I also deeply believe in the effectiveness of research-supported techniques like CBT, DBT, ACT. But it’s the therapeutic relationship that brings those techniques to life. It creates a dynamic synergy that’s larger than the sum of its parts -- like H20 is more than Hydrogen and Oxygen. I offer psychoeducation, role-plays and often ask my clients to journal between sessions with words, music, art or poetry to help process their emotions. I’ll walk with you as we look back on the past and we’ll look forward to envision what could be. We’ll detect the pivot points, anticipate the roadblocks and try out your work-arounds.

My special passion is integrating my clients’ religious/spiritual beliefs into traditional therapy. I identify as Christian but I’m religiously multi-lingual. I was raised in the church but I’ve been around the block. Of course, it’s not necessary but if you’d like, we can integrate your spiritual life into psychological traditions.


Martha  Akinbile

Martha Akinbile

Online Sessions, TX

6666 Harwin Drive, Houston, TX, 77036

Insurances: Blue Cross Blue Shield, Cigna, Humana, Medicaid, Medicare, Multiplan or PHCS, Tricare, United Healthcare, Magellan Health, Oscar Health, Optum
Accepting new clients in-person & online
Out-of-pocket-fees: $120 - $125 per session

Martha Akinbile is a board certified Nurse Practitioner who specializes in working with patients of all ages both in outpatient and Telehealth. She is currently practicing in Texas (Houston). At Castle Healthcare Services Inc. your state of mind and quality of care is our number one priority. Hence, treat our patient with utmost respect and professionalism when services are provided. Location is very accessible with adequate and convenient parking for everyone including handicapped accessibility. The office is open Monday through Saturday every week to help accommodate your schedule and stress-free appointments are readily available.

Martha Akinbile areas of Specialty include:

ADD/ADHD

Anger Management

Anxiety

Alcohol and Substance Use Counseling

- General Anxiety

- Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)

- Panic Disorder

- Phobias

Child/Teen Behavioral Counseling

- Developmental Disorders

Depression

- Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS)

Eating Disorder

- Bipolar Disorder (Manic Depression)

- General Depression

Medication Management

- Psychiatric Medication Management: Oral Meds

Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

- Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) Counseling

Virtual Counseling


LaKendria  Ellis

LaKendria Ellis

Online Sessions, TX

5444 Westheimer Road, Houston, TX, 77056

Accepting new clients in-person & online
Out-of-pocket-fees: $100 per session

Greetings! My name is LaKendria Ellis, M.Ed, LPC. I am a licensed professional clinical and mental health counselor who Kares. My personal background revolves around the process I took to uncover and navigate through my own hurt and trauma, while utilizing kounseling to connect the dots. I was hurt and needed help to heal. Kounseling was the key! I truly enjoy the process that is healing work and I would love to be apart of your therapeutic journey. I see each client as an individual and make it my priority to see each person for who they are. My services are individualized, filled with work and enjoyment. The process may be difficult, but the end result is worth it.


Kennedy  Sabelko

Kennedy Sabelko

Online Sessions, TX

Insurances: Aetna, Blue Cross Blue Shield, Cigna, United Healthcare, Optum
Accepting new clients online
Out-of-pocket-fees: $70 - $120 per session

Hello folks, I hope we can form a therapeutic relationship in order for me to provide you with my clinical expertise and lifetime of experiences in order for you to improve the quality of your life in order for you to thrive!

Through Cognitive Restructuring, I can teach you the skills to prevent those negative anxiety-producing thoughts from ruminating out of control until you find yourself down that old familiar “rabbit hole” that we can’t get out of.

As a biracial adopted individual, who has experienced significant past trauma, I can certainly relate to ethnic identity and cultural related concerns from a Trauma-Informed lens.

But wait, there’s more! As part of the LGBTQI+ community, I can provide guidance and therapy to individuals who struggle with sexual or gender identity concerns.

Hope to see you soon!

-Kennedy


Shywanna Tia  Glenn Honore

Shywanna Tia Glenn Honore

Online Sessions, TX

Accepting new clients online
Out-of-pocket-fees: $125 per session

Life is full of changes, those transitions can present emotional and psychological challenges that can be better addressed in a supportive and nurturing counseling environment. I believe that brokenness, challenges and life transitions can be restored when an individual partners with a trustworthy and compassionate professional to rediscover strength and acquire skills to deal with these transactions and unlock the treasures that lie within. There, we find the ESSENCE of our JOY.

I am passionate about family, therapy and helping others. My innate compassion for people and my clients compels me to whole heartedly focus on mentally liberating individuals as well as saving marriages and families.

Our world as we know it is continually changing and that adjustment is not always easy. Compassion can go a long way in this fear and stress filled world. My goal is to address the unique needs of each client with a heart full of compassion.


Eunoia Therapy & Self Development

Eunoia Therapy & Self Development

Online Sessions, TX

Insurances: Blue Cross Blue Shield
Accepting new clients online
Out-of-pocket-fees: $125 - $175 per session

Eunoia Therapy & Self Development's passion is supporting the healing journey of adults who are experiencing loneliness, depression, anxiety, and relational difficulties. Our clinicians are trauma-informed and are skilled in helping adults understand the impact of early life relational trauma on their adult lives, which for many manifest as chronic depression, anxiety, relational trauma, toxicity, etc.

We treat each person from a client-centered approach and do not lean on diagnosis to frame who the client is. We believe that a diagnosis helps us understand your experience(s) and give us data on how to best support you in your healing and self-development journey. We believe that as humans we are complex, multifaceted, and divinely unique therefore we approach our work with each client as such.

Each of our clinicians has a unique flow to their therapeutic style, but we each are empathic, feeling each client out to determine how to best meet the need in any given session. Our therapeutic approach is grounded in cognitive-behavioral therapy, solution-focused therapy, trauma-informed therapy, and/or post-induction therapy to name a few. The blend of these modalities helps us support each client's introspection, reflection, trauma healing, and self-development.

If you are ready to do some digging - schedule a complimentary 15 min consultation at your convenience. Our clinician(s) look forward to meeting and witnessing your transformation! We just ask that you show up, be honest with yourself, and fully engage in therapy. The results will follow.


The Root Therapy NYC

The Root Therapy NYC

Online Sessions, TX

Accepting new clients online
Out-of-pocket-fees: $50 - $200 per session

Having worked in Assertive Community Treatment (ACT) and traditional addiction treatment, our Founder and Director, Katherine Casey, saw firsthand the benefits of holistic care beyond traditional talk therapy including somatic and arts therapies, providing family support, collaborating with medical providers, and referrals to community resources. Perhaps most importantly, she recognized the value of using personal insight and experiences to help guide clients on their paths to wellness and self-discovery. Today, these lessons are the principles that guide our practice.

At The Root Therapy NYC clients have the opportunity to develop insight and gain new skills while feeling empowered in the therapeutic process. Clients play a key role in developing goals and evaluating progress in the therapeutic process – they decide what they want to get out of therapy and when they have achieved their goals.

The Root Therapy NYC is staffed with therapists with a range of clinical training and expertise to help guide clients through a change process using approaches that research has proven effective. Each therapist is an individual who reflects the group’s guiding principles through ongoing clinical supervision, continuing education, community engagement, and self-care.


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